Job Category: Research

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Job Category: Research

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) – Soft Exoskeleton Development

Position: Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Number of Openings: 2

Project Duration: 1 Year

Location: Mahindra University, Hyderabad, India

Department: Ecole Centrale School of Engineering – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Salary: Competitive, in line with Government of India (GOI) Standards

Project Funding: Funded by IHFC IIT Delhi, through the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST)

About Us:

Mahindra University’s Centre for Robotics, located in Hyderabad, India, is a hub of innovation in advanced robotics research. We are embarking on an exciting project, supported by IHFC IIT Delhi and the Government of India’s DST, with the goal of developing a cutting-edge soft exoskeleton for upper limb rehabilitation and daily assistance.

Position Overview:

We are in search of two motivated Junior Research Fellows (JRF) to become part of our dynamic team. As a JRF, you will be at the forefront of innovative research in soft exoskeleton development. Your role will involve designing, developing, and implementing novel control strategies for upper limb rehabilitation, with a specific emphasis on the hand and elbow joints. Collaboration with clinical partners and the use of rapid prototyping techniques will be essential components of your work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and fabricate a wearable soft exoskeleton, prioritizing user mobility while maintaining compatibility with the human limb.
  • Contribute to the development of a robust control architecture for the exoskeleton, enabling targeted motion assistance.
  • Investigate a range of control strategies, including force and velocity fields, admittance and impedance control, and resistive and assistive fields in three-dimensional space.

Qualifications and Skills:


  1. Tech degree with a background or expertise in Robotics, Mechatronics, Controls, Electronics, or Mechanical Engineering.

Required Skills:

  • Proficiency in C++, Python, and Embedded C.
  • Experience with AutoDesk Inventor or CATIA.
  • Hands-on experience with hardware platforms such as Nvidia Jetson Nano, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc.
  • Familiarity with Matlab, Simulink, Simscape, and similar toolboxes.
  • Strong knowledge of robot control and programming.
  • Previous hands-on experience in building robotic systems, signal processing, EMG sensors

Desired Skills (a plus):

  • Strong proficiency in the English language.
  • Prior experience with torque sensors.
  • Familiarity with exoskeleton devices.
  • Understanding of human biomechanics.
  • A track record of publications showcasing expertise in the field or relevant industrial experience.

What You Will Gain:

As a JRF, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Independently design and analyze control requirements for complex upper limb exoskeletons.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and clinicians, gaining invaluable real-world experience.
  • Contribute to pushing the boundaries of current technology, surpassing the capabilities of existing devices in the field.
  • Possibility to covert to PhD position (deserving candidates)

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to e-mail their applications, which should include a CV, the names and contact information of two referees, and a cover letter, to Mr. Anil Kadali ( ) via email. Please use the subject line “JRF Application – IHFC Robotics” when applying.

For More Information:

For inquiries related to the position and the project, please contact:

Dr. Deep Seth (
Dr. Sanjeevi Nakka (

For Institute and Application-related Information, please reach out to Mr. Anil Kadali (

Join us in advancing the field of robotics and making a meaningful impact in the realms of rehabilitation and assistive technology. We eagerly await the addition of passionate and dedicated individuals to our vibrant research team at Mahindra University.

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